Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Drops – (5 ml)

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Gentamicin Sulfate 0.3 % Ophthalmic Solution is for topical treatment of conjunctivitis caused by susceptible bacteria in dogs and cats.

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Description

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Drops are for topical treatment of conjunctivitis caused by susceptible bacteria in dogs and cats. Made by Pacific Pharma.

Additional information

Weight .03 lbs
Dimensions 1.25 x 1.25 x 6.25 in

More Details

This medication requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Each mL contains: Active: Gentamicin Sulfate USP (equivalent to 3 mg gentamicin base).

Gentamicin sulfate, a broad spectrum antibiotic, is a highly effective topical treatment in primary and secondary bacterial infections of the eye and surrounding tissues. Gentamicin is bactericidal in vitro against a wide variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

Formulations

Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution is supplied in a plastic squeeze bottle with a white controlled dropper tip in 5 ml bottles.

Administration

Use as directed by your veterinarian.

Dose recommended on the product label: Gentamicin Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution-1 or 2 drops instilled into the conjunctival sac 2 to 4 times a day.

Precautions

Gentamicin sulfate is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to it or any component of the formulation. Gentamicin sulfate should not be used if the cornea is penetrated, as gentamicin is extremely toxic to the interior of the eye.

Antibiotic susceptibility of infecting organisms should be determined prior to the use of these preparations. Prolonged use of topical antibiotics may give rise to overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms such as fungi. Should this occur or if irritation or hypersensitivity to any component develops, discontinue use of the preparation and institute appropriate therapy.

Manufacturer Product Information

GENTAMICIN SULFATE- gentamicin sulfate solution/ drops 
Pacific Pharma, Inc.

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GENTAMICIN SULFATE
ophthalmic solution, USP 0.3%
sterile


DESCRIPTION

Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution, USP is a sterile, topical anti-infective agent for ophthalmic use.

Gentamicin is obtained from cultures of Micromonospora purpurea. It is a mixture of the sulfate salts of gentamicin C1, C2, and C1A. All three components appear to have similar antimicrobial activity. Gentamicin sulfate occurs as a white to buff powder and is soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol. The structural formula is as follows:

Each mL contains: Active: gentamicin sulfate equivalent to 3 mg (0.3%) gentamicin base. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride. Inactives: edetate disodium; polyvinyl alcohol 1.4%; purified water; sodium chloride; sodium phosphate, dibasic; and hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust pH. The solution is an aqueous, buffered solution with a shelf life pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.


CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY


Microbiology

Gentamicin sulfate is active in vitro against many strains of the following microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Serratia marcescens.


INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution, USP is indicated in the topical treatment of ocular bacterial infections including conjunctivitis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, acute meibomianitis, and dacryocystitis, caused by susceptible strains of the following microorganisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Serratia marcescens.


CONTRAINDICATIONS

Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution, USP is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of its components.


WARNINGS

NOT FOR INJECTION INTO THE EYE.

Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution, USP is not for injection. It should never be injected subconjunctivally, nor should it be directly introduced into the anterior chamber of the eye.


PRECAUTIONS


General

Prolonged use of topical antibiotics may give rise to overgrowth of nonsusceptible microorganisms, including fungi. Bacterial resistance to gentamicin may also develop. If purulent discharge, inflammation or pain becomes aggravated, the patient should discontinue use of the medication and consult a physician.

If irritation or hypersensitivity to any component of the drug develops, the patient should discontinue use of this preparation and appropriate therapy should be instituted.


Information for Patients

To avoid contamination, do not touch tip of container to the eye, eyelid or any surface.


Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

There are no published carcinogenicity or impairment of fertility studies on gentamicin. Aminoglycoside antibiotics have been found to be non-mutagenic.


Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category C

Gentamicin has been shown to depress body weights, kidney weights and median glomerular counts in newborn rats when administered systemically to pregnant rats in daily doses approximately 500 times the maximum recommended ophthalmic human dose. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Gentamicin should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.


Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness in neonates have not been established.


ADVERSE REACTIONS

Bacterial and fungal corneal ulcers have developed during treatment with gentamicin ophthalmic preparations.

The most frequently reported adverse reactions are ocular burning and irritation upon drug instillation, non-specific conjunctivitis, conjunctival epithelial defects and conjunctival hyperemia.

Other adverse reactions which have occurred rarely are allergic reactions, thrombocytopenic purpura and hallucinations.


DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Instill one or two drops into the affected eye(s) every four hours. In severe infections, dosage may be increased to as much as two drops every hour.


HOW SUPPLIED

Gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution, USP 0.3% is supplied sterile in white opaque LDPE plastic bottles and tips with white high impact polystyrene (HIPS) caps as follows:

           5 mL in 10 mL bottle – NDC 60758-188-05

Storage: Store at or below 25°C (77°F). Avoid exposure to excessive heat (40°C/104°F or above).

Revised: 08/2013

© 2013 Allergan, Inc.
Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.
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Made in the U.S.A.

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